Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a Director, Advocacy and Policy, to develop and implement the Society’s advocacy strategy. As emerging needs among the Society’s membership surface concerning the changing nature of endocrine practice and the needs of patients to have access to endocrine therapies, you will identify needs, monitor policy issues, and elevate actions to achieve goals. In this role, you will be responsible for building, maintaining, and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships with patients, patient advocacy groups, and other coalitions within the relevant endocrine communities.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree with a political science or public policy emphasis and a minimum of 7 years professional experience; Hill, Agency, or association experience is required.
Strong advocacy skills and experience in government relations.
Knowledge of health policy issues, particularly diabetes and obesity.
Strong written/verbal communication, organizational and analytical skills.
Outstanding presentation skills.
Ability to represent the Endocrine Society credibly, especially in dealing with government agencies, members, coalitions, and other medical societies.
Ability to work well with others.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.
Ability to travel within the United States, six to seven times per year.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Identifies Society advocacy priorities and develops strategies to achieve objectives in cooperation with department staff.
Monitors, analyzes, and responds to relevant legislative and regulatory activities that impact the Society’s advocacy priorities; has direct responsibility for diabetes and obesity issues and the Quality Payment Program and works in cooperation with department staff on other clinical- and science-focused activities.
Develops relationships with members of Congress and Federal agencies, including the FDA, CMS, CDC, and NIH and works with relevant staff to identify opportunities to collaborate and support their work.
Oversees and implements Hill activities (including design and implementation of multiple Hill days, Congressional briefings, testimony, staff, and member visits to Congressional offices), primarily related to clinical issues, and coordinates outreach efforts to maximize existing relationships.
Member of Hypoglycemia Prevention Initiative Leadership Team.
Identifies opportunities to address changes in practice, access to care, and patient-centered outcomes by developing and implementing Society advocacy and policy initiatives. Coordinates with other departments to develop resources and programming.
Assesses members’ needs regarding compliance and achievement in Federal quality programs. Develops advocacy plans to influence Federal programs and policies that will impact endocrine practice, including the Quality Payment Program. Informs the Society’s members of programmatic requirements, including through fact sheets, articles, and web content to inform members and assist with their understanding and achievement of these requirements.
Collaborating with the Hormone Health Network, develops strategy to engage with patients and patient advocacy groups to strengthen the Society’s advocacy work.
Works with APOCC and member volunteers and leaders to create and build an active, grassroots network to carry Society messages to lawmakers.
Serves as Society representative to coalitions such as the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, Obesity Care Advocacy Network, Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition, AMA House of Delegates, AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, etc., and tracks initiatives developed by organizations to identify opportunities for collaboration; looks for opportunities to form coalitions to fill existing gaps.
Manages Government and Public Affairs Manager and works with other department staff to implement advocacy activities.
Serves as a staff liaison to the Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee, Quality Improvement Subcommittee, and the Clinical Affairs Core Committee.
What you’ll do well:
Establish a course of action to achieve results. Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks and communicate roadblocks/challenges with supervisor. Focus on what matters and readily own decisions; effectively prioritize and meet deadlines. Collaborate with others to get task or project completed.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with others in order to encourage and support communication and teamwork. Demonstrate the ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative, working relationships with coworkers and members to achieve the goals of the organization.
Motivate, inspire, and persuade others into action. Demonstrate the ability to build consensus and gain cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Plan and organize the work of a group, department, or project and establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Anticipate possible problems and develop contingency plans in advance. Notice trends and develop plans to prepare for opportunities or problems. Anticipate the consequences of situations and plans accordingly. Anticipate how individuals and groups will react to situations and information and plans accordingly.
Delegate responsibility; work with and coach staff to develop their capabilities. Provide helpful, timely feedback and new opportunities that will help develop their abilities. Responsible for hiring staff, delegating tasks, conducting coaching sessions and providing constructive, timely feedback that enhances career development.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
About Endocrine Society
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.